AKRON – Lakewood’s undefeated Lady Lancers shut out Thornville Sheridan’s Generals 7-0 in the regional semi-final last Thursday and turned a narrow 3-0 lead into a 10-0 rout of Zanesville Maysville in the seventh inning of the regional final Saturday.
Both victories were marked by exceptional pitching from ace Courtney Vierstra, strong defense and a full lineup of hitters that can quickly score runs.
The Lady Lancers, Division II staterunners up last year after a very close 2-1 loss to Granville, face #7 ranked Akron Archbishop Hoban at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. The Lady Knights are 23-5. 27-0 Lakewood is ranked #1 in the state Division II poll.
The other semi-final game pits familiar Lakewood foe #2 ranked and 27-4 LaGrange Keystone and 21-7 Hamilton Ross. The state final is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday.